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Reading outside the box: Exploring genres

Today’s bookish question comes from Parajunkee and Alison Can Read: When you step out of your usual genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?

I don’t consider myself much of a genre reader. I do have preferences, but I seem to mostly practice genre avoidance. There are just certain areas that don’t interest me as much, particularly dystopian literature and urban fantasy. I don’t dislike them, they just aren’t the first (or second or third or fourth) books I’ll reach for. To be honest, I can be a mood or seasonal reader. I can’t help if October is the perfect month for Stephen King novels!

I do consider myself a general fiction reader, so I’ll give you my favorites in genres I’ve recently read:

Contemporary fiction: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Historical fiction: Wilderness by Lance Weller

Science fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Horror: Horns by Joe Hill

Romance: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Young Adult: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

What about you? Are you a general fiction reader or do you have a strong genre preference? Only adult or YA novels? Tell me what you think!

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